– The Hyundai Ioniq electric made its India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo.
The sedan uses a a 28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery that’s good for 118bhp.
Upon its launch in India, the Hyundai Ioniq electric sedan will lock horns against the Toyota Prius.
Hyundai Motor India (HMI) had announced that the company will launch nine new products by 2020. The new lineup will include three facelifts, four new-generation models, two new segment entries and one electric vehicle. The carmaker also confirmed that it will invest a whopping Rs 6300 crores in the Indian market. The Hyundai Ioniq electric sedan will be the first electric car from the South Korean carmaker in the country. The sedan had its India debut at the Auto Expo in February, 2018.
First unveiled in global markets in early 2016, the Hyundai Ioniq sedan is the only car in the world to come in three powertrains – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric. According to media reports, this pure electric sedan will make its way to India in the second half of 2018. The Hyundai Ioniq sedan uses an electric motor for generating 88kW (120bhp) of power and 295Nm of torque. It offers an electric range of 280km, and takes 4 hours 25 minutes to get fully charged using a 6.6 kW on-board charger. Read – All New Hyundai Kona Compact SUV Coming Soon To India
– Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
– Wireless charging of smartphones
– 7-inch TFT instrument cluster displays
– Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
– Lane Departure Warning,
– Blind Spot Detection
– Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
– Smart Cruise Control Read: New Hyundai Creta Vs Old – Major Changes
The South Korean carmaker has confirmed two new electric cars – Kona and Ioniq – for the Indian market. Both the models were put up on display at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The Hyundai Ioniq will be brought here via CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route and then assembled at the carmaker’s Chennai based facility. Speculations are on rife that the Ioniq electric sedan will see a release in the second half of this year. We will update you as soon as Hyundai divulge any information on the launch date of the Ioniq. Read – Upcoming Hyundai Cars In India
|Minimum||Rs 35 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 40 lakh|
As mentioned above, Hyundai’s new electric sedan will be imported as CKD unit. Designed and developed on Hyundai’s zero-emission platform, the Ioniq will be a beneficiary of the government’s schemes like FAME and NEMMP. Under these schemes, the sedan will attract lower excise duty along with the incentives being offered to promote ‘green’ vehicles. Prices of the Hyundai Ioniq in India are likely to fall in the range of 35 lakh – Rs 40 lakh (ex-showroom). If launched at this price point, it will directly take on the Toyota Prius.
The company says that “Hyundai designers concentrated on its future-focused character, fundamental to its appeal. A fluid exterior shape and natural air flow channels emphasize aerodynamic body lines and surface volumes.”
Design inspiration for the Ioniq comes from Hyundai’s latest fluidic design philosophy. Sporting a hatchback-like profile, the sedan comes with several smart efficiency solutions that help in offering a class-leading drag coefficient of 0.24. Upfront, the sedan wears aggressive design bits such as a hexagonal grille, vertical C-shaped LED daytime running lights, and low-beam LED headlamps. Check Out: 2018 Hyundai Creta – Price List & Details
On sides, the sedan gets 16-inches multi-spoke alloy wheels, smaller rear greenhouse area and strong belt-line running across the length to merge tail-lamp. The sloping roofline gives it a coupe-like profile. The rear looks sporty and carries a fastback-like styling. It features a sculpted bumper with black treatment and air-scoops. It comes with tailgate integrated spoiler and large green-house area. Read: New Hyundai Verna – All You Need To Know
With respect to proportions, the Ioniq electric measures 4,470mm in length, 1,821mm in width and 1,450mm height. The sedan comes with a wheelbase of 2,700mm. It offers a boot capacity of 350-litres, which can be further extended by up to 1,410-litre by folding rear seats. Read – New Hyundai Nexo SUV Makes India Debut
Similar to the exterior, the vehicle’s interior too looks futuristic. Based on ‘Purified High-tech’ design concept, the Ioniq electric cabin has an all-black dashboard with several control buttons for hassle-free operations. The company claims that the interior materials have been chosen with an ‘ecologically-sensitive focus’ to give the interior sleek and purified feel.
Chrome touches on AC vents, door handles, dashboard and steering wheel complements the all-black layout of the cabin. The vehicle’s flat-bottom steering wheel with control buttons over it too looks quite attractive. It comes equipped with a seven-inch high-resolution dashboard screen for driver information. Talking about features, the vehicle gets dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights, cruise control and leather upholstery for seats. A 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system is available as standard, while the top-spec model gets an 8-inch unit. Read: Hyundai Creta Vs Nissan Kicks – Which One Is Better
|Engine||28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery|
|Electric Motor Range||200kms|
|Gearbox||6-speed dual-clutch automatic|
Globally, the Hyundai Ioniq is available with three engine options – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric. Indian market will get all-electric version of the car. It will source its power from a 28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. This electric powertrain will also be used in the upcoming Kona electric compact SUV. Its power and torque outputs stand at 88 kW or 118bhp and 295Nm respectively. Transmitting power to the front wheels of the car will be a 6-speed dual clutch gearbox. On full charge, the Ioniq electric car can run up to 200km. The battery comes with fast charging and the electric car also has regenerative charging. Read – Hyundai 8-Seater SUV In The Works
Front – Independent, Macpherson strut
Rear – semi-independent, torsion beam
Front – Disc + ABS
Rear – Disc + ABS
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Hyundai Ioniq will be the first electric car from the South Korean carmaker in India. This pure electric sedan will be an answer to the Toyota Prius.